BANGKOK (REUTERS) – Lao police have seized a record haul of illicit drugs in the Golden Triangle region, two security sources in Thailand confirmed on…View More Laos police seize record drugs haul in Golden Triangle
MELBOURNE (NYTIMES) – From the air, the tiny outback town of Quilpie, Queensland, appears to be in the middle of nowhere. It lies on dusty…View More 'Free' land in a hot, dusty Australian town in the middle of nowhere? We'll take it
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s central bank on Thursday skipped a chance to buy a government bond that is the linchpin of its stimulus programme, sending…View More Australia's central bank declines to defend bond target even as yield spikes
BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – Vegetable prices have soared in China in recent weeks, costing more than meat in some cases, and creating another headache for consumers…View More China targets vegetable hoarders after price of spinach more than doubles
SINGAPORE – The move to let people from Switzerland tap a scheme for vaccinated travellers to enter Singapore without quarantine will be especially useful for businesses,…View More S'pore's expansion of Vaccinated Travel Lane to Switzerland expected to benefit businesses
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak carries the budget box outside Downing Street in London, Britain, October 27, 2021. REUTERS/Peter NichollsLONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s…View More UK to return to previous foreign aid spending levels by 2024/25 – Sunak
SINGAPORE – The revamped Choa Chu Kang Public Library, which reopens to the public tomorrow (Oct 28), is one example of how libraries in the…View More Revamped Choa Chu Kang Public Library a glimpse into future of libraries
SINGAPORE – It is a mistake to tie extremism to any one faith as every religion has believers who will misuse or abuse it for…View More Extremism not tied to any one religion, every faith has those who will abuse it: Shanmugam
BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – China’s capital is experiencing its worst Covid-19 outbreak in more than eight months, fuelled by tourists returning from northern provinces where the…View More Covid-19 infections in Beijing at highest level in eight months
BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – Chinese state media blasted television host John Oliver’s comedy segment on Taiwan, saying he “dodged facts” and misled the public about the…View More Chinese media blasts John Oliver's Taiwan sketch, saying it 'dodged facts'
TOKYO (REUTERS) – Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s push to restart Japanese nuclear power plants idled after the Fukushima disaster faces stiff opposition ahead of a…View More Japan PM Kishida's nuclear push faces resistance ahead of election
SINGAPORE – All 15 Covid-19 cases in the cluster at NTUC Health’s nursing home in Jurong West are residents and no ward staff are infected,…View More All 15 Covid-19 cases in NTUC Health Jurong West nursing home are residents, no staff infected
MANILA (BLOOMBERG) – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa called for technology companies to face greater regulation globally to curb disinformation on social media, as…View More Nobel winner Maria Ressa demands laws to fix Facebook's 'bias against facts'
Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Oct 27. Covid-19 clusters at places with vulnerable people remain a concern despite vaccines: Experts…View More Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Oct 27